Ashley Bouchard - Community Food Animator, Food4Good
Ashley is a proud Edmontonian, passionate about food, community, and sustainability. She graduated from the University of Alberta's Anthropology & Political Science faculties with a double-major, and also holds a certificate in Community Service Learning. Ashley is a Master Gardener and Master Composter-Recycler. She has worked in various capacities with farmers' markets, community gardens, and local agriculture movements in the city, emphasizing education and advocacy for good food. She has experience as a commercial purchaser of local food, an edible landscape consultant, and an educator, but her favorite role by far is community organizer. As the Community Food Animator with Food4Good, Ashley coordinates food security projects in west end neighbourhoods and aims to increase access to affordable, healthy foods and build capacity among those facing barriers. She is currently stewarding the development of a Community Food Centre in Edmonton. Otherwise, you can find her tending to her backyard chicken flock, camping in the mountains, hosting dinner parties, or talking to her dog.